United Way wrapping up “Days of Caring” initiative on Friday


CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY- The United Way it’s wrapping up a two day initiative. It’s goal is to bridge the community together.

United Way is wrapping up it’s 2016 days of caring.

The intent is for groups of local employees to get together and to volunteer for a few hours at one of their partner agencies.

On Thursday, volunteers helped at Girls Inc. on Kolb Avenue in Columbus.

They painted the inside of a lobby and activity rooms.

Columbus Hospice also participated in days of caring.

Volunteers there spruced up the bereavement trail.

They also made crafts for some of the hospice residents.

We caught up with Lauren Lynn, the Marketing Communications manager with the United Way.

Days of Caring is meant to help volunteers interact with different agencies get a sense of where the money is going, because we know that everyone counts,” says Lynn.

Organizers add, there must be a minimum of three people on a team and volunteers must be over the age of 18.

Girls Inc. And Columbus Hospice were just two of nine United Way partners who participated in days of caring.

Service projects will run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. later this afternoon.

If you have a company team that is interested in participating, contact Terri Parodi, Volunteer Center Director at 706) -327-3255 ext. 212..

You can also visit volunteer.unitedwayofthecv.org to learn the host of service projects taking place today.

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